NEWS & BLOGS

This page is a source of news in English about the news of the FLOSS Manuals language communities.

Blogs: We aggregate and invite blog posts on the subject of Free Software documentation and the varied approaches to its production. This includes observations and research on innovative collaborative production of docs, new technology and documentation communities. If you have blog posts for us please make contact.

A nice interview of Tuukka Hastrup, member of the board of FLOSS Manuals, where he  presents FLOSS Manuals at the 2001 One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) San Francisco Community Summit, in October 2011.

Community spotlight: Scott Nesbitt, contributor to FLOSS manualsPosted 21 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) (original article here)

 

Meet Scott Nesbitt. He's a freelance writer and consultant in Toronto, Canada. He uses open source tools for more than 85 percent of the work he does. He's idealistic about more getting more open data from our governments. Nesbitt also contributes to FLOSS Manuals (FLOSS stands for Free/Libre open...

PRESS RELEASE

Collaborative Book Writing Event on Arduino to Take Place in Dakar, Senegal 

From October 19th to 23rd, Francophile techies will gather at Kër Thiossane Villa in Dakar, Senegal to create a user-produced manual for the open source Arduino hardware and software. The 5-day event known as a “Book Sprint” is sponsored in part by the French chapter of FLOSS Manuals (fr.flossmanuals.net), an international organization committed to producing free manuals for free software, and brings together an international group of seven co-authors from different countries who share a common expertise in the Arduino platform. 

This group includes:

*Roland Kossigan Assilevi (Senegal), who...

FLOSS Manuals sprint starts at Google Summer of Code summit
by Andy Oram

(original article here)

Five days of intense book production kicked off today at the FLOSS Manuals sprint, hosted by Google. Four free software projects have each sent three to five volunteers to write books about the projects this week. Along the way we'll all learn about the group writing process and the particular use of book sprints to make documentation for free software.

I came here to provide whatever editorial help I can and to see the similarities and differences between...

(Ostatic) FLOSS Manuals Offers New Documentation for Cool Tools by Sam Dean - Oct. 13, 2011

FLOSS Manuals Offers New Documentation for Cool Tools

by Sam Dean - Oct. 13, 2011

(Original article here)

On a regular basis, we at OStatic compile documentation and guidance resources for popular open source platforms and applications. After all, one of the most common critcisms of these platforms and applications is lack of official documentation. One of the best ongoing projects for producing free open source-related documentation is FLOSS...

Date: Sep 27, 2011 8:06 AM
Subject: Press Release: Tunisian Activists Teach How To Bypass Internet Censorship

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*

*In New Book, Tunisian Activists Teach How To Bypass Internet Censorship*

As the Arab spring turns to Arab autumn, with battles continuing to rage on throughout the Middle East, one intrepid group of Tunisian activists has recently released a handbook to help their peers fight the power - by breaking through government firewalls and getting on-line. The book entitled *Contourner la censure (et préserver son anonymat) *or *How To Bypass Internet Censorship (and Preserve Your Anonymity)* was originally created in English during a five-day relay...
For 5 days in October the Google Summer of Code Doc Summit, organized together with FLOSS Manuals, will bring together four documentation teams from open source projects, guest speakers, and free documentation 'free agents' to discuss everything and anything concerning the free documentation of free software. The event will feature a two day unconference and a three day Book Sprint. During the Book Sprint each project will produce a Book ready for distribution in print and electronic book formats. The event is an ambitious project. Not only are...

There is going to be a FM meet up in Berlin Oct 3,4,5.

There has been a lot happening in the world of FLOSS Manuals over the past year and a small group of dedicated FLOSS Manuals core members will gather to review the past year and plan the next 12 months. Attending will also be the French and Finnish language managers and the core programming team.

5.9.2011: Out of Ink | Interview with Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS Manuals (Amsterdam Media Research Center Institute of Network Cultures/Out Of Ink)

(original here)

The initial material for FLOSS Manuals was provided educational material about free software created by Adam Hyde during his workshops worldwide. Adam then started building a community to create new materials. The first FLOSS Manuals platform was built in 2007 with the help of Aleksandar Erkalovic and in 2010 the new platform - Booki - was released. Afterwards...

Invite to WordPress Book Jog

We invite you to join us on a book jog to update the WordPress manual hosted on en.flossmanuals.net – The existing one is here – http://en.flossmanuals.net/wordpress/

What is a Book Jog? It builds on the concept of...

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